font management simplified (was Re: [OS X TeX] Trump Mediaeval fonts_
Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Sat Oct 2 22:55:17 EDT 2004
Scott Murman wrote:
> Beware though: XeTeX handles fonts in Mac OS X format in a
> straightforward way, together with OpenType fonts. It does not,
> however, handles PostScript fonts in Unix .pfa or .pfb formats, which
> are the formats in which PostScript fonts are handled by teTeX. This
> means, in particular, that the common LaTeX packages for using
> PostScript fonts, for example mathptmx.sty, mathpazo.sty, times.sty,
> helvet.sty and courier.sty, won't work.
>> You'll have to write font declarations yourself, which is not so
>> difficult. And this will allow you to activate or disactivate at will
>> the special features in each font.
> big snip of really great info.
> so this is the simplified font management?!!
I will say!
> am i only the one who sees the font management setup as too much
> complexity for everyday use?
Nope! I second.
> i think this is one key issue for the future: develop a consistent new
> font package.
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